Nature can have a big impact on a the health of people. Most of us know that nature can improve our mood and sense of well-being. However, the entire range of health benefits associated with nature can extend beyond this.Read More Access to Nature Associated with Improved Health Outcomes
Many people experience improvements in their mood or feelings of well-being by spending time in nature. The evidence for nature’s psychological benefits is growing and fairly strong at this time.
However, the effects of nature for people with severe mental illness isn’t as clear. A recent study from Scotland starts to address this gap.Read More Nature Walks for Severe Mental Illness
The Science Behind the Claims
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If I didn’t have my own personal experience , I would be skeptical of the headlines about the mental health benefits of nature.
Here’s how I tried to sort through the evidence on nature, well-being and mental health.Read More Does Nature Improve Well-Being and Mental Health?